Discover more about music history and culture at Indian Hill Music’s next Discovery Lecture on Tuesday, January 10, 7:00pm at 36 King Street, Littleton. Noted Berklee faculty member, Dr. Bill Banfield, will offer a lively presentation about the classical music of the present and future: “The Influence of Jazz and Popular Music on Contemporary Composers.” His talk will explore the places and periods of change across generations, from jazz to hip-hop, the Harlem Renaissance to Cuba, and how these popular music genres have influenced today’s composers.
“Bill Banfield is one of the most original voices on the music scene today.”
— Henry Louis Gates
Dr. Banfield is Director of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music, as well as a composer, author, and recording artist. He previously served as Endowed Chair Humanities/Fine Arts and Professor of Music/Director of American Cultural Studies/Jazz, Popular, and World Music Studies at the University of St. Thomas, MN. Dr. Banfield also held the post of Assistant Professor, African American Studies /Music at Indiana University, where he developed the Undine Smith Moore Collection of Scores and Manuscripts of Black Composers, a permanent archives collection at the University. A native Detroiter, Dr. Banfield received his B.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music, a Master of Theological Studies from Boston University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from the University of Michigan. His works have been commissioned, performed, and recorded by orchestras across the country.
Admission to the lecture is $10. Purchase online or by phone at (978) 486-9524.
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